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Is Nothing Sacred?The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: Selected Essays$
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Don Cupitt

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780823222032

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823222032.001.0001

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The Human Condition: Diagnosis and Therapy

The Human Condition: Diagnosis and Therapy

(p.76) 6 The Human Condition: Diagnosis and Therapy
Is Nothing Sacred?

Don Cupitt

Fordham University Press

This chapter makes implications about philosophical changes that have taken place and how people have proposed new basic concepts by trying out new vocabulary. We have shifted from what we call “dogma” to “therapy”; our outlook is becoming entirely beliefless and foundationless. Essentially learning a new set of basic ideas is very hard to achieve. Usually the beliefs will be really unclear at first, but to get into them you have to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts and once you have got hold of them, you can find your way around. The chapter puts into words what religion and philosophy don't tell us about a better world outside, instead they work to cure our dissatisfaction and reunite us to this world and they also save us by giving us back to ourselves. Thus we learn to see that religion brings and puts together our way of life and how we view the world.

Keywords:   philosophy, dogma, therapy, beliefless, foundationless, religion

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